Years Ago

O is for Order

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can we live well, despite problems?  By getting our lives in order!  Disorder is a muddle. Havoc. A confusing, chaotic mess. A shambles. High Anxiety! Lawlessness! Which is to say, disorder is incompatible with living well. But order naturally deteriorates. The 2nd… Continue reading O is for Order

Years Ago

West’s Bakery in Hope Valley, Rhode Island is the Best

I'm talking about West's Bakery in the village of Hope Valley in the town of Hopkington in the county of Washington in the state of Rhode Island, which is a confusing place when it comes to place names. (click here to read my honest-reviews policy). West's Bakery is where we recently had one of the best breakfasts we've ever… Continue reading West’s Bakery in Hope Valley, Rhode Island is the Best

Years Ago

N is for NO!

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can a we live well, despite problems? By Saying No!  I was taught to be nice, to say okay, fine, yes -- while smiling politely. Yet, while saying "NO!" may strike us as not nice, saying yes too often leads to… Continue reading N is for NO!

Years Ago

A Fall Foliage Tour Day in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Me? Fall Foliage is my favorite season, and I'm also attracted to reading nooks, sheltered coves, tucked-away hideouts and serene places like "Connecticut's Quiet Corner." So this morning when the weather promised to be fair and the day spread out before us with no commitments, we set ourselves free to explore. No agenda, no itinerary, no hurry.… Continue reading A Fall Foliage Tour Day in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Enough books to say Good Night
Years Ago

M is for Moderation

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can a we live with problems?  Sure, moderation is wise. But... Isn't moderation a church-lady, finger-pointing, tsk-tsking spoiler of fun? In order to live well with chronic pain, I've had to learn to pace myself, to put on the… Continue reading M is for Moderation

Let it go; forgive and give life.
Years Ago

L is for Let-it-go

  This is part of a series of an alphabet of help for living well, despite everything: L is for Let-it-go! I've been stepped on. Bruised. Trounced. Crushed. What's my initial, instinctive, human response? I'm shocked-- how could they?  I'm in attack mode-- those nasty blankety-blanks, I'm gonna show them why they are so wrong. I relive what they did to me. I… Continue reading L is for Let-it-go